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Raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support
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A team of 11 workmates from William Hare's Scarborough workshops have completed the challenging Lyke Wake Walk, raising funds for MacMillan Cancer Support in the process.

The 40 mile trek stretches across the barren North Yorkshire Moors from inland Osmotherly in the west to Ravenscar on the east coast. The route includes also 1,500m of climbing (equivalent to the climbing Ben Nevis).

The challenge for the walk, first instituted in 1955 by Bill Cowley, states that the walk should be completed within a 24 hour period. The team actually completed the walk in a very creditable 17 hours, despite some very challenging weather conditions during the overnight portion of the walk.

The walk was instigated by Paul Slade, who sadly lost his brother Mark to cancer in 2012. Paul had been impressed by the care and compassion shown by the MacMillan nurses during this difficult period, and so galvanized some of his work colleagues to help raise some money in support of the trust.

In total the walk raised £2,500, with the cheque being presented to MacMillan by Paul himself.

August, 2013.

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